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Proposals for a flag of Quebec, 1936-1962

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Proposal of 1936

[Proposal for Quebec 1936]
by Jaume Ollé

Maurice Brodeur proposed in La Nation of 9 July 1936, a flag with a white cross separating rectangles of blue at the hoist and red in the fly. In the center , a green maple leaf with a gold fleur de lys on it.
Luc-Vartan Baronian - 21 March 1997

Anglophone Minority Proposals of 1947

[Counterproposal for Quebec before 1947]
by Jaume Ollé and Luc-Vartan Baronian

[Counterproposal for Quebec before 1947]
by Jaume Ollé

[Counterproposal for Quebec before 1947]
by Jaume Ollé

When Premier Duplessis wanted to adopt an official flag for Quebec, the anglophone community favored three variations shown above : one with the 1939 Arms of Quebec (which has the British crown and the English Leopard), one with a red maple leaf and one with a British crown.

note: On this first flag, it is supposed to be the 1939 Arms, so I added a 3rd lys and changed the crown Jaume put.
Luc-Vartan Baronian - 26 March 1997

Proposal of 1962

[Proposal for Quebec 1962]
by Jaume Ollé

Dr Desmarteaux, president of the Sept-Iles section of the Rassemblement pour l'Independance Nationale, suggested for an independant Quebec, in October 1962, a flag of vertical blue and white with a white fleur de lys at the hoist.

This follows a tendency of that time to laicisize (?) Quebec symbols that we have already seen in other flags of that period : FLQ, Chevaliers de l'Independance.
Luc-Vartan Baronian - 23 March 1997